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Local musical to celebrate life of Natalie Cole

Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss an original musical, “Truly Unforgettable, the Untold Story of Natalie Cole,” right here in Merced. Michelle Allison, a local performer, has created the musical on the life of Natalie Cole, and it will be performed Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. On Aug.…

UC drone safety expert shares thoughts on future

In 2012, Brandon Stark was a UC Merced graduate student in engineering who became the founding Manager of the MESA (Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation) Lab at UC Merced, where students do hands-on projects, building drones and then applying their education to programming them for specific uses. The drone, an aircraft without…

Vista Ranch & Cellars promising great July shows

Scott Patrick and Jaclyn Lovey will perform on the evening of July 20 at the Vista Summer Concert at Vista Ranch & Cellars, located at 7326 E. Highway 140 in Merced. It will be a time to enjoy great music and a relaxing atmosphere while taking in the scenic view at the vineyard.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and…

Elder Financial Abuse Summit educates seniors on fraud

The Adult and Aging Services division of the Merced County Human Services Agency (“HSA”) coordinated a summit consisting of a keynote speaker and a panel on the morning of June 26 at the Merced Senior Center to create awareness about elder financial abuse and fraud. Elder financial abuse is illegal or improper use of an elder’s funds or…

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